Metals Thursday 28 January 2021
15 January 2021

Chinese demand among factors in ferrous rise

Ferrous scrap prices have risen to some of their highest levels for more than seven years but are now edging down. The rise over the last few weeks of 2020 and the first week of the New Year has been seen against a backdrop of low...


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24 December 2020

China confirms ‘recycled’ imports for metals sector


China has confirmed "breakthrough" concessions for the import of specific "recycled materials" for its metals sector. And, it has also announced a reduction in a range of tariffs for imported materials which are understood to include some ...

23 December 2020

Dunmow Group acquires Eastern Waste Disposal


The Dunmow Group, an Essex-based skip hire and waste management company, has announced its acquisition of Eastern Waste Disposal (EWD). Based in Brightlingsea, near Colchester, EWD provides waste disposal and recycling ...

1 December 2020

HSE to prosecute over 2016 Nechells wall collapse


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to bring a prosecution against two companies after five workers were fatally injured and another seriously injured at a recycling site in Birmingham in 2016.  The case relates to an ...

11 November 2020

Government funds circular economy ‘research centres’


The government has awarded £22.5 million in funding to five research centres in London, Loughborough and Exeter aiming to reduce waste and boost recycling. The research centres will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the...

3 November 2020

HSE issues update on Nechells wall collapse probe


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says its investigation into the deaths of five workers at a metal recycling site in Nechells, Birmingham, has been delayed by the pandemic and it is doing "all it can" to conclude the case.  ...

20 October 2020

Appointments round-up (20/10/20)


With news on:  Turmec appoints chief executive; Recycling Lives duo for leadership team; Aaron Williamson joins Cyclelink; David Gladding in as Fleetclear commercial director

9 October 2020

Remet acquires Universal Recycling


London-based non-ferrous metal recycler, Remet, has acquired the Universal Recycling group of companies, after it was placed into administration.   Universal Recycling 

7 October 2020

Call for ban on processing scrap metal with WEEE


The WEEE Forum has called for competent authorities to prohibit the practice of purchasing and processing metal scrap that contains waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Brussels-based association says metal scrap ...

6 October 2020

Praise for Sims crane operators in Avonmouth blaze


Avon Fire and Rescue Service has praised the work of crane operators at Sims Group’s Avonmouth metal recycling site, in helping to bring a large fire there under control. And, latest reports from the fire service are that at ...